ATTENTION TO ORDERS: HORDE ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

"They made fun of my gloves."

“They made fun of my gloves.”

MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD
SUBJECT: Horde Achievement Medal
TO: Marine Lukahe

To all who shall see these presents, greeting: This is to certify that the High Chieftain of the Tauren Tribes has awarded the Horde Achievement Medal to Marine Lukahe for meritorious service in a non-combat compacity.

On his own intiative, Marine Lukahe created an epic peice of art that has become the homepage banner for the Tauren Marine website. The artwork depicts the night that the Mad Cows of Mulgore first boarded Terran dropships headed for the Outer Rim. It masterfully recreates the solemen yet peaceful calm of Thunder Bluff as well as the anticipation of some uknown adventure. He donated his time and talents to the Corps with no thought to reward. As a result of his efforts, visitors are met with an epic first impression of the Tauren Marine website. His action reflect great credit upon himself, the Highmountain Tribe, and the Tauren Marine Corps.

Given under my hand in Thunder Bluff,
<Signed>
Täl Skywalker
Tauren Marines
Commanding

Stand By Me

It’s (finally) here.

Stand by us, the TAUREN MARINES, against the evils of this world. For the Tribes; for Mulgore; and FOR THE HORDE.

MOO-RAH!!

Song: Stand By Me
Artist: Ki: Theory
Album: Kitty Hawk
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Big Basic, Baby

"Do NOT call me 'Sir,' you pukestains. I WORK for a living!"

“Do NOT call me ‘Sir,’ you pukestains. I WORK for a living!”

The Corps is growing. This past week we hosted the largest ever class of Recruits in Basic Training. While this growth is something to be proud of, it is more important than ever that we remember what we are striving for: the dedicated few that will carry the banner of Thunder Bluff to any who threatens her peaceful plains. We are not a mindless horde of honred beasts – we are high quality TAUREN MARINES, and we will not accept Recruits just to have more numbers. The extensive vetting will continue. The high standards will be upheld. For the title is not given, it is earned.

MOORAH!

Attention to Orders: (Re)Commissioning

 

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MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: (Re)Commissioning of Kvin Stormspeak
TO: Tauren Marines

The High Chieftain of the Tauren Tribes, acting upon the recommendation of the
Commander of the Tauren Marines, has placed special trust and confidence in the patriotism, integrity, and abilities of Kvin Stormspeak. In view of these special qualities and his demonstrated potential to serve in the higher grade, Kvin Stormspeak  is promoted to the grade of Lieutenant, Tauren Marines, effective immidiately.

<Signed>
Täl Skywalker
Tauren Marines, Commanding

Pride Overcome – Check

"You beat the Sha of Pride. You are the best at everything and the rest of the raid will be so easy you could do it while playing Hearthstone in another window."

“You beat the Sha of Pride. You are the best at everything and the rest of the raid will be so easy you could do it while playing Hearthstone in another window.”

The Corps made its first foray into Siege of Orgrimmar Normal Raids today, and by all accounts it was an udder success. The Corps downed the Sha of Pride (with great humility) and is poised for storming the shores of DUROTAR.

Marines and Recruits (and that one Contractor) performed admirably. You are all to be commended for your prompt response to all instruction and that perfect touch of light-heartedness that reminds us all of the Tauren Marines #1 Mission, which I now quote from Article 2 of the TCMJ:

TAUREN MARINES WILL HAVE FUN. 

MOORAH!

Welcome, Recruits!

"I Remember Mulgore" by Nosfer @ DeviantArt

“I Remember Mulgore” by Nosfer @ DeviantArt

The Master Guns and I wanted to take a moment to address the stampede of new Recruits that have recently enlisted.

You have raised your right hand and made a solemn oath to protect Mulgore in a time of great uncertainty. The land is still reeling from the effects of the Cataclysm and our people are just beginning put the Horde back together after Hellscream shattered it. And despite this tenuous peace with the Alliance, we will never forget Camp T. For putting our people before yourselves, we honor you.

You will now undergo a series of trials that will test you to the limits. You will be forged in the crucible of Basic Training and all of its phases. You will be expected to stand taller, run further, and carry more than you ever have before. You will be pushed – and sometimes shoved – into being the best bovine you can be. The passage is intense, but if you complete the journey, you will find yourself among the galaxy’s greatest warriors.

We have fought in every conflict since the Centaur Wars – and then some. We held at the bulwarks of the World Tree. We fought Proudmoore’s forces in Durotar. We alone fought into the furthest reaches of the Twisting Nether in order to protect not just Mulgore, but Azeroth itself. We went far beyond the likes of Outland into the very maws of death itself, and still we came out both horns up.

We are the Few. The Cow. The Tauren Marines.

<Signed>                                     <Signed>
Täl Skywalker                               Gunny
Tauren Marines                            Tauren Marines

 

TCMJ UPDATE: Article 6 (PVE and Raiding Standards)

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Article 6 has been completely rewritten in order to accurately reflect the current state of Tauren Marine Raiding. Read on for full details.

Article 6 Player vs Environment (PvE)

  1. Tauren Marines will conduct FLEX / Normal raiding on Saturdays and Sundays based on the needs of the Corps.
  2. In order to facilitate an enjoyable, satisfying raid experience, the following standards will be enforced. This is not to create a “hard-core” raiding environment; it is to set the standards and expectations of Tauren Marine raiding.
  3. In order to qualify for a Normal Raid, you must:
    1. Have an ilvl of 535+
    2. All gem slots and enchantments must be filled. If the Command Team deems it in the best interest of the Corps, guild resources will be appropriated to accommodate this requirement.
    3. You will provide your own food and flasks
    4. If it becomes an issue, DPS classes will be required to display 100k DPS to a target dummy and perform corrective training with the Master Guns who will work with you to achieve that benchmark.
    5. Have Teamspeak for raids
    6. Be on time and reply to calendar invites
  4. Marines do the hard things. This means that Marines will volunteer to perform the more difficult tasks of each encounter. If you don’t know the mechanics of the hard things, just ask. Marines will also regularly rotate through the “hard things” during guild runs. This is to ensure that the Mad Cows of Mulgore maintain their reputation for the being the first to charge horn-first into danger.
  5. Teamspeak is for official chat only.
  6. Loot for Normal Raids will follow the +1 system. Each time a raider is awarded a piece of loot, +1 is added to their tally. If an item drops and is contested, the person with the lowest amount of loot won (thier plus number) wins the item by default.
  7. DO NOT LUST. GUNNY WILL LUST.
  8. Infractions of the above standards will be met with corrective action, such as laps around Thunder Bluff, exclusion from future raids, AND A 50 DKP MINUS!

TCMJ Update: Requesting Materials from the Guild Bank

Article 20 of the TCMJ has been updated. Updates are highlighted for easy reference.

Article 20 Guild Bank and Resources

  1. Maintenance
    1. The XO has the responsibility for all Corps’ resources, including money. It is his responsibility to manage, organize, and use the resources of the Corps to its greatest benefit.
  2. Deposits
    1. There is no tax within the Corps.
    2. Items and resources donated to the bank become property of the Corps and will be utilized as such.
    3. Deposits will be made in the appropriate tabs.
  3. Withdrawls
    1. The resources of the Corps are for its members’ progression. Feel free to withdraw what you need for your personal advancement.
    2. Though members are encouraged to take what they need, the resources of the Corps are not to be used for monetary gain. Selling items from the bank for personal gain without clearance from the XO is unauthorized.
    3. If questioned, members must show a need or a clear purpose of benefit to the guild for withdrawn items.
    4. In order to request materials from the Guild Bank, send an in-game mail to the XO titled “Requisition Request.” Outline or list the items required and justification for each. In the absence of the XO, send the requisition request to the Commander or Master Guns.

On the Homefront

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Tauren Marines are often misunderstood, even among their own people… nevertheless, all Shu’halo sleep a little better knowing that the Corps is on duty.

Photo courtesy of Dreadbull Photography.

Incoming Facelift

It’s just around the corner… At long last, every single muscle will be clear for all to see. No one will be able to deny the swol any longer. Tauren Marines, we’re about to look even sexier.

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